[Rd] Package Installation on networked disk (was: Package Installation in RGui (PR#7262))

From: Gorjanc Gregor <Gregor.Gorjanc_at_bfro.uni-lj.si>
Date: Tue 15 Mar 2005 - 08:28:59 GMT


Hi again!

I would just like to add that this surely must be a problem with network disks. As I reported yesterady in,

https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2005-March/032431.html

I have problems with installing packages on network drive (where I have R installed), marked N:

> install.packages("gap")

trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/PACKAGES' Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 26936 bytes opened URL
downloaded 26Kb

trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/gap_0.8-3.zip' Content type `application/zip' length 437644 bytes opened URL
downloaded 427Kb

package 'gap' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

Delete downloaded files (y/N)? y

updating HTML package descriptions
Warning message:
unable to move temp installation 'N:/Ovce/Programi/R/rw2001/library\file4821/gap' to 'N:/Ovce/Programi/R/rw2001/library/gap'
> library("gap")

Error in library("gap") : There is no package called 'gap'

But if I try to install package on local disk, marked C:

> install.packages("gap", lib="C:/Programs/R/library")
> install.packages("gap", lib="C:/Programs/R/library")
trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/PACKAGES' Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 26936 bytes opened URL
downloaded 26Kb

trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/gap_0.8-3.zip' Content type `application/zip' length 437644 bytes opened URL
downloaded 427Kb

package 'gap' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

Delete downloaded files (y/N)? y

updating HTML package descriptions
> library("gap")

Error in library("gap") : There is no package called 'gap'
> library("gap", lib.loc="C:/Programs/R/library")
> ?hwe.hardy

I also reported yesterday that this is not 100% reproducible. I tried to install today bundle 'gregmisc' and the installation failed only partly, due to failure of moving temporary installation directory for 'gplots', while others packages passed OK. Strange. Look below:

> install.packages("gregmisc")

trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/PACKAGES' Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 26936 bytes opened URL
downloaded 26Kb

trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/gregmisc_2.0.3.zip' Content type `application/zip' length 821874 bytes opened URL
downloaded 802Kb

bundle 'gregmisc' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

Delete downloaded files (y/N)? y

updating HTML package descriptions
Warning message:
unable to move temp installation 'N:/Ovce/Programi/R/rw2001/library\file1347/gplots' to 'N:/Ovce/Programi/R/rw2001/library/gplots'
> library("gdata")

Loading required package: gtools
> library("gplots")

Error in library("gplots") : There is no package called 'gplots'

Can someone try this with local and networked installation of package to confirm my thoughts.

Local system:
Windows XP SP1
R 2.0.1
Administrator rights

Network system (host of disk):
Sorry I don't have this information.

--
Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor GORJANC

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